New Security Rules May Ban All Electronics on Inbound U.S. Flights

Paul Lilly

Following a failed terrorist attack over the weekend, in which a 23-year-old Nigerian man named Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab managed to smuggle PETN and a syringe of chemicals aboard a Northwest Airlines flight from Amsterdam to Detroit, the U.S. government is tightening up security, possibly banning all electronics on inbound flights to the U.S.

"New flight rules - Body search, no electronics apply only to int'l flights to US. Just landed in ORD from Canada, missed connection," Charlene Li, an industry analyst with Altimeter Group, wrote on her Twitter page .

Li's experience might not be the norm, which seems to be exactly what the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is trying to accomplish.

"Passengers flying from international locations to U.S. destinations may notice additional security measures in place. These measures are designed to be unpredictable, so passengers should not expect to see the same thing everywhere," the TSA said in a statement .

Keep in mind that the TSA didn't come out and say it was banning all electronics, but according to passenger reports, they're at least being restricted.

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